A.J. Hess

Southern Utah’s A.J. Hess drains a game-winning 40-footer (VIDEO)

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AJs 40 ft shot to for first season WIN at the Buzzer 93-92 from Barbara H Hess on Vimeo.

After dropping their first four games of the season, Southern Utah looked to be headed for a fifth consecutive defeat in their game at UTSA Sunday afternoon. Nick Robinson’s Thunderbirds didn’t win a single road game in going 2-27 a season ago, and given the combination of that and their 0-4 start you’d be hard-pressed to find many who believed that Southern Utah was capable of leaving San Antonio with a win.

Fortunately for Robinson his players believed otherwise, even with faced with a 92-90 deficit with 2.5 seconds remaining in regulation. Following a Larry Lewis free throw the Thunderbirds got the ball into the hands of guard A.J. Hess, who after two dribbles knocked down a 40-footer as time expired.

Southern Utah’s last road win prior to Sunday: February 7, 2013 at Idaho State.